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Coffee with a National Barista Champion

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Meet 2016 SA National Barista Champion Wayne Oberholzer

Wayne Oberholzer is the founder of the coffee consultancy company The Portland Project.

He started in the coffee industry to pay his way through his commercial pilots license, he has subsequently worked his way though the ranks in the coffee industry.

Wayne’s 8 year career includes such highlights as the 2012 SA National Barista Champion, 2014’s Cup Tasting champion and has recently been crowned the 2016 SA National Barista Champion.

Dublin played host to this year’s chapter of the World Barista Championship, where Wayne was put to the test against 65 of the world’s best Barista’s. Though the title for World Barista Champion 2016 went to Taiwan. Wayne finished in a venerable 29th in the world.

Having worked at some of the best coffee companies in the country, Colombo, Origin and Deluxe. Wayne’s company builds on his years of experience in the industry to offer help to all those looking to get into the coffee industry, as well as established businesses get the most out of their solutions.

From in-house coffee solutions to white labeling, café setup, roastry setup and optimization. Melbourne, Mauritius, The Maldives, Reunion and parts of Europe are just some of the cities and countries Wayne has received and spread his coffee knowledge and experience to.

Book now to meet Wayne and taste his delicious Americano as you listen to his story at Billy Boo’s in Cape Town.